Innovation Summit

Wednesday, December 15th
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM


Virtually through vFairs

Registration open soon!

The New Mexico SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit

The New Mexico SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit will bring together small businesses, Federal program managers, defense representatives, experts, and local organizations who have a vested interest in driving innovation through the SBIR and STTR programs.


The Innovation Summit’s line-up features powerful speakers, informative panels, access to private one-on-one time with decision-makers, updates on the SBIR/STTR programs, and more. Wednesday December 15th, 2021. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Wednesday December 15th, 2021

8:30AM TO 4:30PM


More information coming soon!



8:00 AM

Event Open

8:30 AM

Welcome and Introduction

8:40 AM

Keynote Address

9:25 AM

Panel Sessions

12:30 PM

Working Lunch: Third-party Investment

1:30 PM

Panel Sessions

2:50 PM

Presentation: DoD Topics

4:20 PM

Closing Remarks

4:30 PM

Event Closes

One-on-One Sessions

One-on-one sessions with program managers will be available at the New Mexico SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit. Registrants can sign-up at agency booths for a session.


Stay tuned for more details.

Virtual Booths


Visit virtual booths from business growth and support organizations from around the country!


Event Logistics

When and where will the New Mexico SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit be held?

The New Mexico SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit will take place Wednesday, December 15, 2020. This year’s event will be held virtually through vFairs.

Do I need to download any software to attend the event?

No. vFairs is a streaming platform so there is no need to download additional software to attend.


When does registration open?

Registration will open soon.

Where do I register?

Registation will be done through vFairs. Stay tuned for more information.

Is there a fee to attend the SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit?

No, as the New Mexico SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit is virtual this year, the event will be free.

How do I register for one-on-one sessions?

We will send out sign-up information to all registered attendees prior to the event.

Can I register the day of the event?

Yes. As the event will be virtual, registration will be open until the event starts.

If I cannot make it, is my registration transferable?

Yes, as long as we are notified in advance.

Why You Should Attend

Who should attend?
Anyone interested in pursuing or applying for SBIR/STTR funding.
The event highlights the DoD. Will the event be pertinent if I'm interesed in applying to a different agency?

Yes! The event will highlight panels that will provide information pertinent to any SBIR/STTR funding agency and representatives from other agencies will also be doing one-on-one sessions.

Contact Information

I am with the media and would like to do a story. Who should I contact
Thanks in advance! Please contact Dana Catron at
Who can I contact if I have a question?

Contact Dana Catron, Program Director for NM FAST. She can be reached at 505-358-4039 or


SBIR/STTR Support Organizations

This event is an initiative of the NM FAST program, which is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Contact Us

NMSU is an equal opportunity institution. For disability accommodation, please contact Arrowhead Center, (575) 646-6120,